August 30, 2021
REMINDER OF PARKING LOT, ENTRY, AND DISMISSAL CHANGES STARTING TODAY!
OUR PARKING LOT SOLAR PROJECT WILL BEGIN THIS MONDAY, August 30, and will extend at least through fall break. PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED during this time. We apologize for the unavoidable inconvenience. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your patience and cooperation.
PARENT PARKING LOT– The drop off circle will remain accessible, but there will be ONLY ONE ROW of PARKING SPACES– the row facing Santa Alexia Avenue. Please consider walking to school. If you must drive to school, please come early and try to find parking on the streets bordering Muraoka.
STAFF PARKING LOT will also have only one row of parking spaces. Therefore, the SANTA DIANA PARKING LOT will be REOPENED for STAFF PARKING ONLY.
ACCESS TO BREAKFAST is CHANGED to the Santa Victoria gate.
THIRD GRADE DISMISSAL AREA is CHANGED to the Santa Victoria gate.
STUDENT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP PROCEDURES: Please be very careful of pedestrians and other cars.
- Pull your cars all the way forward
- DO NOT PARK or leave your car unattended in the drop-off/pick-up zone
- NEVER back up in the zone, as that is very unsafe.
PEDESTRIANS SHOULD ALWAYS USE CROSSWALKS, and never walk through the parking lot. Thank you!
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE NEEDED! SSC has begun and parents need to elect two additional parent members. SSC helps to create and monitor the Single Site Plan for Student Achievement, which is our school academic master plan! Please email Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Rayray, or Mrs. Abitia if you are interested in serving on this important committee!
REPRESENTATIVES ARE ALSO NEEDED for DAC/DELAC. Parents elect these representatives to serve on these District oversight committees. SSC Chairperson, Mr. Luis Chavez, has agreed to serve as DAC representative. Ballots will be coming home soon.
MURAOKA COVID REPORTING CHANGE- We will continue to report the total number of known COVID cases. In addition, we will also report the number of new known cases each week so that parents will see an increase or decrease in the numbers of cases. To date, Muraoka has had a total of 29 COVID cases. This is under 3% of our student population. The good news is that there were only 2 new cases reported this week! We are grateful that to our knowledge, none of our students have been seriously ill. We continue to work diligently to ensure mask-wearing, monitor possible COVID symptoms, and notify and follow up with COVID cases and close contacts. Thank you for your continued support with keeping your children at home if they have any COVID symptoms and letting the office know the reason for your children’s absences. Please continue to contact us with any COVID-related questions. Please email COVID test results to our Attendance/Health Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chula Vista Elementary Board of Education approved the following changes to the COVID-19 Prevention Plan, effective immediately:
- The Board will mandate masks on all District property at all times for all adults, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Students may remove their masks only to play at recess and to eat, both of which should happen outdoors. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area.
- The Chula Vista Elementary School District will form a District-level Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to advise on the creation and implementation of COVID-19 safety measures, and to oversee site-level committees. All school sites will create a Site Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to address site-specific safety concerns and help implement District safety measures.
PLAYGROUND SAFETY- We hope you have seen the increased playground orderliness with students sitting down in their morning lines. Students are to be seated on their bottoms, facing forward, with hands, feet, and objects to themselves. Students are welcome to read books, write, or draw on their own paper with their own pencils or crayons. We will not have students sit down on days when the blacktop is hot. Thank you in advance for your support in keeping our playground safe.
VIRTUAL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be held Thursday, September 9 through Thursday, September 16. Those will be MINIMUM DAYS- dismissal at 1:00 for Kindergarten and 1:15 for grades 1-6. It is expected that teachers hold a conference for each child. Please be sure to schedule a conference!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS are invited to assist with traffic in the morning and afternoon. PARENT VOLUNTEERS are also invited to assist teachers before and after school when students are not present. Volunteers need to show proof of COVID vaccination and negative TB test; they also need to have a fingerprint/background clearance through the County, which costs $74. Please contact secretary Valeria Abitia or your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering. We look forward to expanding parent volunteer opportunities in the near future. ***Volunteers must schedule through the front office for specific duties on specific dates and times. Please do NOT serve in any volunteer capacity without an explicit schedule and approval. Thank you!
Thursday, 9/2 Virtual SSC Meeting- 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9/9-Thursday -9/16 Virtual Parent Conferences
Please reach out with any questions,
Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Rayray